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Scholarships and Funding Database

Below you will find a database of postgraduate funding opportunities available at Warwick. You can filter the opportunities displayed using the tag boxes below. For example please select whether you're a Home/EU or Overseas fee paying student in the boxes below and then click "show selected" to see the opportunities most relevant to you.

You may also wish to visit our Research Council Funding webpage which provides further information about the funding Warwick receives through Research Council UK (RCUK) each year.

In addition we have a dedicated webpage for Funded Research Projects that is updated with new opportunities on a monthly basis.

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Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme (WTMSS)

We are delighted to announce that for 2017/18 entry there will be £500,000 available through the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarships Scheme to support eligible postgraduate students. 100 awards of £5000 per student are available for taught masters students starting in 2017/18.

Applications for 2017/18 are now open.

Value: £5,000 towards tuition fees.

Eligibility: Available to eligible Home/EU students from under-represented groups who wish to start a postgraduate taught masters course in 2017-18. Please see webpage for full eligibility criteria.

Deadline: 30th March 2017.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme

These scholarships are intended for students from developing countries who would not otherwise be able to afford to undertake Master’s level study in the UK, to gain skills and knowledge which will allow them to contribute to the development of their home countries.

The Taught Masters courses offered for the academic year 2017/18 by the University of Warwick in partnership with the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission are listed in the link provided.

Applications for 2017-18 entry to study at the University are now open. Applications for funding via the Commission's website open on 17th November 2016.

In addition to the University's own online study application, applicants must submit a funding application via the Commission’s electronic application system by 16th March 2017. No late applications will be considered.

Chancellor's International Scholarships

For 2017/18 entry there will be 25 Chancellor's International Scholarships available to be awarded to the most outstanding international PhD applicants.

Applications close on 18th January 2017 (23:59 GMT)

Value: Covers fees and an RCUK level stipend Eligibility: Open to all overseas PhD applicants in any discipline

Deadline: 18th January 2017.

Warwick Medical School Scholarships

Two fully funded scholarships are available to the most outstanding Home/EU PhD applicants to the Warwick Medical School (WMS).

Applications close on 18th January 2017 (23:59 GMT)

Value: Covers fees and an RCUK level stipend Eligibility: Home/EU students

Deadline: 18th January 2017.

Tue 22 July 2014, 14:57 | Tags: Home/EU Faculty of Medicine Research (e.g. PhD)

CADRE Scholarships

The Centre for Arts Doctoral Research Excellence (CADRE) is offering up to 13 fully funded scholarships to the most outstanding Home/EU PhD applicants in the Arts.

Applications close on 18th January 2017 (23:59 GMT)

Value: Covers fees and an RCUK level stipend Eligibility: These awards are normally only made to Home/EU students

Deadline: 18th January 2017.

Tue 22 July 2014, 14:55 | Tags: Home/EU Faculty of Arts Research (e.g. PhD)

Chevening Scholarships

Chevening Scholarships are the UK government’s global scholarship programme, funded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and partner organisations. The programme makes awards to outstanding scholars with leadership potential from around the world to study postgraduate courses at universities in the UK.

We are proud to be collaborating with Chevening to offer a number of partnership awards for 2017/18 entry. Further details can be found on the Chevening webpage.

Value: Covers fees and a Maintenance stipend Eligibility: See website

Deadline: 8th November 2016. Applications are now closed.

Warwick-China Scholarship Council

Joint PhD scholarships in collaboration with China Scholarship Council (CSC).

Value: Covers academic fees and a maintenance stipend Eligibility: Chinese citizens, all subjects

Department of Politics & International Studies - Studentships

The Department of Politics and International Studies is pleased to announce a competition for PhD scholarships. These department-funded scholarships are aimed at any candidate starting their PhD in PAIS in October 2017, or any current PAIS PhD candidate in their first year of study. Because women are under-represented in this field, female candidates in particular are encouraged to apply.

Value: The studentships cover full tuition fees and an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate.

Deadline: 24 January 2017

Further information can be found on the webpage link provided.

Thu 15 December 2016, 14:09 | Tags: Home/EU Overseas Faculty of Social Sciences Research (e.g. PhD)

Department of History - Studentships

MA Bursaries

The Department of History will offer a number of Departmental MA Bursaries for 2017/18 admission to outstanding candidates. These will cover tuition fees at the Home/EU rate and provide a stipend of approximately £10,000. The closing date for the first round of applications is 18 January 2017 and for the second round 24 March 2017. Candidates who submit a University admisssion application by these dates will be automatically considered for an award. (No separate application is required.)

Doctoral Scholarships

The Department is pleased to announce that it will be awarding a number of scholarships to outstanding doctoral candidates applying for October 2017 admission. The awards will cover Home/EU fees and provide an annual stipend at the standard RCUK rate. These scholarships are available to both Home/EU and overseas candidates applying for full-time study in any field suitable for supervision by the Department. In order to be considered for a departmental doctoral award, you must submit a University online application form by 18 January 2017. 

Further information for both MA and PhD scholarships can be found on the webpage link provided.

Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship

The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation have announced the fourth year of their Sasakawa Japanese Studies Postgraduate Studentship Programme, which is designed to support Japanese Studies in the UK. The University of Warwick can nominate up to three applicants for these studentships.

It is essential that these studentships are awarded to those whose focus is on Japanese studies.

Value: Each scholarship is worth £10,000 Eligibility: The studentships are open to any nationality, however given the spirit of the programme applications are encouaged from UK nationals. Please see webpage for further information.

Deadline: 7th March 2017.

Warwick Postgraduate Sanctuary Scholarships

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering up to five fully funded postgraduate scholarships to support refugee, humanitarian protection and asylum seeking students in the UK. These scholarships are offered as part of the Warwick Sanctuary Scholarships at the University of Warwick.

Deadline: PGR Applicants 18th January 2017. PGT Applicants 16th March 2017.

Value: Covers fees and an RCUK level stipend.

Eligibility: Open to those who have been granted one of the following statuses by the UK Governement; Refugee, Humanitarian Protection and Asylum Seeker

The Callum MacDonald Memorial Bursary

The Callum MacDonald Memorial Bursary supports postgraduate students at the University of Warwick undertaking a specific research project on a historical theme.

The Warwick History Department will award up to FIVE bursaries of up to £750 each in honour of Professor MacDonald and to mark the Twentieth Anniversary of his death.

Applications are welcome from postgraduate students working on any field or period of history. All registered University of Warwick postgraduates regardless of department are eligible to apply.

The deadline for applications is 15 January 2017 (an on-line application must be completed).

Further details on how to apply can be found on the link provided.

School of Life Sciences (SLS) Excellence Scholarships

Value: Up to five School of Life Sciences (SLS) Excellence Scholarships will be awarded as a 50% reduction of course fees.

Deadline: Two application deadlines will apply - 13 February 2017 and 30 May 2017

Eligibility: Before applying, applicants should have an offer to study on a School of Life Sciences full-time MSc course starting October 2017. Further detailed criteria is provided on the web-page linked.

SLS Excellence Scholarships are competitive and awards will be based on past academic achievement and experience, your motivation for study, extracurricular activities and your vision for the future.

Thu 13 October 2016, 13:09 | Tags: Home/EU Overseas Masters

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)

The MIBTP is a BBSRC funded Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) between the University of Warwick the University of Birmingham and the University of Leicester offering PhD funding in the areas of Food Security, Bioenergy and Industrial Biotechnology or Molecules, Cells and Systems. Find out more.

Deadline: 8th January 2017.

Medical Research Council (MRC)

A number of Medical Research Council-funded PhD studentships are available across Warwick Medical School and the School of Life Sciences through the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Doctoral Training Partnership (IBR DTP). The programme focuses on addressing important biomedical quesitons in the key areas of Quantitative Cellular Dynamics and Molecular Microbiology.

Find out more about opportunities for funding in the IBR DTP.

Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)

A number of fully funded studentships in environmental sciences are available. These studentships are available as part of the NERC DTP CENTA consortium. Find out more about applying for a PhD studentship as part of the NERC CENTA.

For more details of the CENTA consortium and the training opportunities available please see the CENTA website.

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

The STFC funds a small number of funded studentships across research areas such as Astrophysics, Astronomy and Elementary Particle Physics in the Department of Physics. For more information about this funding please email

Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)

We have seven Centres for Doctoral Training in the Sciences funded by the EPSRC. Further details about research areas and funding opportunties can be found here.

Economic & Social Research (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership

The University of Warwick is delighted to announce that the Open Competition for ESRC DTP funding under the new Midlands Graduate School (MGS) is now open for the first intake of students to begin in October 2017.

Warwick’s consortium partners in the MGS are Aston University, University of Birmingham, University of Leicester, Loughborough University, University of Nottingham. The DTP offers 17 different training pathways that span various social science disciplines; several postgraduate studentships will be awarded annually across the pathways and institutions.

The deadline for applicants to submit their online application along with all attachments is Tuesday 24th January 2017. Students can only submit one funding application to the MGS DTP and cannot apply for pathway funding at multiple MGS DTP institutions.

For further information and details on how to apply please see the link provided.

Said Foundation

The University is a partner organisation of the Saïd Foundation. The Saïd Foundation offer taught masters scholarships that aim to provide students who are recognised for their leadership potential with educational opportunities that will help their career development. Students must have an undergraduate degree of a high standard and be under 35 years of age.

Applications are restricted to candidates who are Syrian, Palestinian (including Palestinians inside Israel), Lebanese and Jordanian.

Applications for the Said Foundation Scholarship with a start date in September 2017 are now closed.

For more information, please see

Postgraduate Loan Scheme - Masters Courses

Postgraduate Loan Scheme

Students applying for taught masters programmes starting in October 2017/18 can apply for a loan of up to £10,000 as a contribution towards course and living costs. Postgraduate Loans have to be paid back.

Further information on eligibility and how to apply can be found on the University's Student Funding web pages, link provided.

The Reid Trust Higher Education Grants for Women

The Reid Trust supports women educated in Britain who have appropriate academic qualifications and who wish to undertake further training or research in the United Kingdom.

Value: £250 - £1,000 Eligibility: Women educated in Britain (Applicants do not need to have been born in Britain.)

Thu 07 January 2016, 15:41 | Tags: Home/EU Overseas Masters Research (e.g. PhD)

Japan-IMF Scholarship Programme

A two-year program intended to help Japanese nationals obtaining PhD degrees in macroeconomics and preparing them to work as economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Value: covers all reasonable expenses for two years Eligibility: Japanese citizens studying Macroeconomics

Thu 07 January 2016, 15:40 | Tags: Overseas Faculty of Social Sciences Research (e.g. PhD)

WMG Excellence Scholarships and bursaries

WMG is offering up to 50 scholarships to students commencing their studies on full-time MSc programmes beginning in October 2017. Also available are scholarships for students from specific countries.

Value: Up to 50% discount on tuition fees. Eligibility: Home and Overseas

Thu 07 January 2016, 15:36 | Tags: Home/EU Overseas Faculty of Science Masters

GREAT - Warwick University Scholarships - India 2017

The University of Warwick are proud to be offering FOUR scholarships as part of the GREAT Scholarships - India 2017 campaign.

The Scholarships for the 2017/2018 academic year are worth £12,000 each and are jointly funded by the GREAT Campaign and the University of Warwick.

Eligibility: To be eligible for an award you must:

- Be applying for a Masters course at the University to begin Autumn 2017.

- Be an Indian national, residing in India.

- Must not be in receipt of funding, either from Warwick or from another external funding body.

-Applying to one of the approved courses (see webpage).

Deadline: 16th March 2017

Application Details: No separate application form is required. Admissions tutors in departments will nominate their most outstanding candidates for consideration. All nominated candidates will be notified by the University in due course after the closing date.

Bridges- Leverhulme Doctoral Scholarship programme

Six PhD Scholarships are available via The Bridges Programme. The programme aims to provide PhD students with deep knowledge of contemporary research questions in the social sciences, and rigorous training in the mathematical and computational approaches needed to answer them. This programme is open to students interested in any area of the social sciences (e.g., Economics, Psychology, Political Science, or Sociology) or mathematical sciences (e.g., Statistics, Complex Systems, or Computer Science), and who are interested in bridging the boundaries between these domains.

Centres for Doctoral Training in the Sciences

At Warwick we have a number of Centres for Doctoral Training (CDT) in the Sciences offerring fully funded PhD positions. For more information please contact the CDTs directly.

Value: Covers fees and RCUK level stipend Eligibility: These awards are normally only open to Home/EU students

Li Xiaoming Scholarship

A scholarship for a one year taught masters in memory of Li Xiaoming.

Deadline: 16 March 2017

Value: up to £20,000 towards tuition fees Eligibility: Chinese citizens, any subject

Commonwealth Scholarships for Developing Countries

A jointly funded scholarship with the Department of International Development (DfID).

Applications for 2017/18 entry are now open but must be submitted by 15 November 2016 at the latest. You should check with your local nominating agency as to whether their deadline is any earlier. 

Value: Covers academic fees, an RCUK level stipend and some travel/arrival costs Eligibility: Commonwealth Country Citizens

Fulbright-University of Warwick Award

One Fulbright-University of Warwick Award will be offered to pursue a one-year Master’s degree programme (or the first year of a longer Master’s or PhD programme) in any subject.

Applications for 2017/18 entry are now open and will close on 11th October 2016.

Interested applicants should email who will be able to provide further information on the process and supporting documents.

Value: Covers academic fee and £12,000 towards general maintenance costs Eligibility: US citizens, all subjects

The Warwick Marshall Scholarship

The Warwick Marshall Scholarship is awarded to one US citizen annually to undertake a postgraduate taught or research degree at the University of Warwick, normally for up to two years.

Applications for 2017-18 entry are now open and will close on 3rd October 2016.

Value: Covers academic fees and living expenses Eligibility: US citizens, all subjects

Trudeau Foundation Scholarships

This scholarship has continuously attracted the very best scholars in the social sciences and humanities, and funds individuals with a passion for public engagement and who are likely to become leading national and international figures.

Value: $60,000 CAD per annum (plus travel expenses) Eligibility: Canadian citizens studying a PhD in the Arts and Social Sciences

Applications for 2017-18 entry are now open and will close on 9 December 2016.

Leverhulme Trade Charities Trust Postgraduate Bursaries

Welfare Support bursaries available to the children, spouses, widows or widowers of chemists, grocers and commercial travellers.

Value: Up to £5,000 Eligibility: See website

Banco de México – FIDERH

FIDERH (Fund for Development of Human Resources) is a federal trust managed by the Central Bank of Mexico which has a mission to offer affordable loans to Mexican students to finance their graduate studies.

Value: $200,000 MXD per annum Eligibility: Mexican citizens, all subjects

Thu 17 July 2014, 15:43 | Tags: Overseas Masters

Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme

Value: up to £9,500 towards tuition fees Eligibility: Home/EU students studying the MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering or MSc Manufacturing Systems Engineering

Thu 17 July 2014, 10:39 | Tags: Home/EU Masters

World Wide Studies

World Wide Studies is an educational initiative aimed at encouraging Ukrainian youth to attain Master’s degrees in the world’s best Universities.

Value: Up to 60% of fees Eligibility: Ukrainian citizens studying degrees in Agriculture, Environment and Ecology, Law and Public Administration

Thu 17 July 2014, 10:22 | Tags: Overseas Masters

OFID Scholarship Programme

OFID’s Scholarship Program sponsors outstanding young students from developing countries through graduate studies in a development-related discipline.

Value: see website Eligibility: citizens of developing countries (see website)

Thu 17 July 2014, 10:13 | Tags: Overseas Masters

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